HTML 5.0 and Canvas 2D Reach Candidate Recommendation Status

December 18th, 2012

Today marks an important milestone for Web development, as the W3C announced the publication of the Candidate Recommendation (CR) version of the HTML 5.0 and Canvas 2D specifications. The specifications are on track for finalization by 2014. We want to congratulate the W3C on this achievement and bringing these specifications forward.

Internet Explorer 10 already offers hardware-accelerated HTML 5.0 and Canvas 2D support allowing developers to build compelling, cross-browser Web applications with good performance. We look forward to working with the Web community to finalize interoperable specifications in a timely manner. At the same time, we are actively involved in defining the scope for HTML 5.1, which includes exciting multimedia and other features that will continue to advance Web experiences.

You can read more about the progress to-date with HTML 5.0 and Canvas 2.0 specification, the next steps toward reaching Final Recommendation status, and progress toward defining HTML 5.1.

— Sandeep Singhal, Group Program Manager, Internet Explorer